Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road - A collection of revelations while traveling

  • No Typhoon Can Stop The Monsoon December 8, 2014 In the last post I described the massive risk we were taking rebooking a flight from the Philippines to Bali after a later flight of ours was cancelled because of the typhoon. Well, we made it. Not even a typhoon can stop the monsoon!     After landing in Manila safe and sound, despite the typhoon being 200 nautical miles away ...
  • One Last Night In Hong Kong June 16, 2014 Press play. And then start reading.   The wanderer is alone. He is but a single leaf drifting in a forest, relishing in the anonymity granted by the countless cities that shelter him.    
  • Pickpocketed In Ecuador April 23, 2014   After visiting the Middle of the World in the morning, I set off to Quito’s New Town to meet Annie Huang, a friend of a friend studying abroad in Quito who had been introduced to me over Facebook last night.     Over our spirited conversations over a fantastic lunch consisting of crepes, waffles and ice cream, Annie (who I had a great time getting ...

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Post-travel Reflections - The usual symptoms of post-travel withdrawal

  • Proof I Was A Medical Student (My Graduation Speech) May 29, 2014   I started this blog 4 years ago, exactly at the time when I also started medical school. In a way, my journey with The Monsoon Diaries would not have been possible without my parallel journey through medical school. And after about 60 countries with The Monsoon Diaries, I’ve also been conferred my medical degree in my very home of New ...
  • Ghost Festival In Dali February 10, 2014   The following is the second of 4 guest posts on China by Lei Zhao, who continues to contribute to the Monsoon Diaries adventures time and time again.  Lei Zhao and I have been close friends since 7th grade of middle school. Saying that we’ve been through a lot together is an understatement. And he’s probably one ...
  • Top 11 Experiences In Argentina December 27, 2013   I went to Argentina with my sister and our friend Eva in March. This is a list of my favorite experiences. (and why you should go!)   11. Gelato Its everywhere. Its delicious. Bring your dairy pills because you’ll want globs of it every day.     10. Graffiti/Street art Especially near La Boca, colorful graffiti covers Buenos Aires. Sometimes its on cars. ...

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